Everyone wants their own home to be distinctive and different from all the other houses in the nearby area. It should have all the features and specialties which are a must for a luxurious lifestyle so that one can enjoy his stay at his home to the fullest. Only if one has all the amenities in his home, he can call it to be his dream home. People have different needs and wishes which they want to be fulfilled while modifying their home. Effective lighting, flooring and wall texture are the basic modifications which can drastically change the appearance of the house. The perfect blend of color and texture of tiles is necessary to make the home look more appealing.In order to modify the home the way one wishes, he needs to employ professional and experienced home designers. These designers need to understand what one wants his home to look like, what are his preferences and also should prepare rough drafts so that the customer is satisfied that his demands are being taken care of. Then the designers should prepare drafts in the computer so that the customers can get to know what will be the appearance of their home after the work is completed and if any more modifications or alterations are needed they can be performed. The last stage is the preparation of the final drawing of the construction with all the minute details, these drawings are then to be given to the builders who shall bring one’s dream home into reality. The basic requirement which should not be avoided during the preparation of these drawings is that not even the slightest detail is overlooked because this might end up in spoiling the design of the house.The designers that one opts for should have unrivalled artistic and technical skills so that they can provide him with the most recent and innovative designs. They should be co-operative enough to tackle all the obstacles which occur during the complete process of designing the house and experienced enough to answer all the queries of their customers. They should put in the maximum efforts so that they can come up with the most attractive design without compromising with the wants of their customers. The house should also have an aesthetic nature apart from all the other features. Efforts taken by them in this regard shall certainly lead to full satisfaction of their customers which shall earn them goodwill in the market.
The term “tract housing” evokes, for many, the image of suburban sprawl and conformity. Many tract subdivisions are uninspired and banal, cookie-cutter neighborhoods that give little thought to aesthetics. Sprinkled throughout California, however, there are a number of housing developments that cut against this preconception. The residential communities constructed by Joseph Eichler in the 1950s and 1960s brought modern home design to the masses and introduced an appreciation for architectural innovation to tract housing.Joseph Eichler had little exposure to real estate or home design in his early life. He was not an architect or a builder; he was, first and foremost, a businessman, and that enabled him to recognize an opportunity. He received a business degree from NYU and worked briefly on Wall Street before helping to manage his father-in-law’s poultry business. In 1940, Joseph moved out to San Francisco to assist in the West Coast expansion of the family business. Soon after World War II, a family scandal (the details of which are now, unfortunately, lost to history) forced Joseph Eichler down a different career path. He began developing prefabricated houses on individual lots in northern California. His natural business acumen, sharpened by years in the competitive wholesale food industry, put him in a good position to take advantage of the post-war demand for suburban housing in a manner unique to the progressive tastes of northern CaliforniaWhile in the Bay Area, the Eichler’s lived in the Bazett House, a Usonian-style dwelling in Hillsborough, CA, built by the legendary Frank Lloyd Wright. Joseph Eichler had always had an appreciation for design, refinement, and modernism, but the years he spent in the Bazett House illuminated the possibilities of modern architecture for him. Modern architecture embraced clean, simple lines and understated elements that allowed the personality of the owner to shine through. Until Joseph Eichler, these styles were reserved for custom residences and corporate buildings. Eichler teamed with Robert Anshen, an architect fresh out of the University of Pennsylvania, to develop plans for residential developments that harnessed the simplicity of modern home design. Anshen, himself greatly influenced by Frank Lloyd Wright, brought the artful harmony of space and structure while Eichler ensured that these were easily reproducible and cost-effective. They started small, with a 50-unit neighborhood in Sunnyvale, CA. It sold out in two weeks. By the time Eichler passed away in 1974, he had built 11,000 homes and popularized modern home design on the neighborhood scale.Eichlers, as the style has come to be known, are single story residences made mostly of glass and wood. The homes blur the distinction between interior and exterior space, to take advantage of the temperate California weather. Eichlers are designed around open-air atria with floor-to-ceiling glass walls facing the backyards that connect the inhabitant to the environment and give the inhabitant a feeling of being cradled, rather than encapsulated. Many of the neighborhoods developed by Joseph Eichler are now designated areas of historic significance, ensuring that the groundbreaking home design concepts he popularized are preserved for future generations to call home.